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Area high school sports calendar

DECEMBER 9 BOYS BASKETBALL Green Tech at Amsterdam, 7 p.m. Bishop Gibbons at Fonda-Fultonville, 7 p.m. OESJ at Fort Plain, 7 p.m. Galway at Northville, 7 p.m. GIRLS BASKETBALL Canajoharie at West Canada Valley, 7 p.m. Fonda-Fultonville at Bishop Gibb ...
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McGillin rolls perfect 300 game

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- Brendan McGillin knew what was at stake when he grabbed his bowling ball for his final frame of Wednesday's match against the Broadalbin-Perth Patriots. The Amsterdam High School senior had been f ...
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AHS wrestlers win

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder Whenever Wednesday's Foothills Council dual meet against the Schuylerville Black Horses seemed to be getting too close for comfort, the Amsterdam High School wrestling team always seemed to have the answer. The Rams g ...

Lady Hilltoppers top Schoharie

FORT PLAIN -- Anganese Gomez led a balanced effort with nine points as the Fort Plain Lady Hilltoppers notched a 40-30 victory over Schoharie in Western Athletic Conference girls basketball action Wednesday night. Alexis Hagadorn added seven points ...


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Betty Yager-Manchester

December 7, 2016 Betty Yager-Manchester, 86, of Fort Plain, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, at Palatine Nursing Home. Born Dec. 16, 1929, in a house on Willow Street in Gloversville, she was the daughter of Virgil and Myrtle S ...
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Joan Marie Herringshaw

December 6, 2016 Joan Marie Herringshaw, 51, died peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. Born on Dec. 30, 1964, she was the daughter of the late Frank Moak Sr. and Patricia Pitt Foland. A lifelong area resident, ...
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Elizabeth A. LaPorta Ault

December 6, 2016 Elizabeth A. LaPorta Ault, 97, of Amsterdam, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. She resided at the Sarah Jane Sanford Home for Women in Amsterdam. Born Jan. 1, 1919, in Fort Dodge, Iowa, a daughter of the late Archie and Imma ...
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David Guy Winn

December 5, 2016 David Guy Winn, 71, of Edinburg, N.Y. passed away at home on Dec. 5, 2016, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. He was born Oct. 19, 1945, the son of the late Benjamin and Alta Winn. He attended Northville Central ...


Letters to the Editor

Parking spaces for veterans a nice idea To the editor: On a recent visit to St. Mary's Healthcare, I was pleased to notice that some parking spaces, painted purple, were reserved for veterans. A sign indicating such was displayed. I am sure tho ...

From The Recorder Archives

Compiled By SHARON WALEGA Recorder News Staff THIRTY YEARS AGO * What a mess. If you looked outside this morning and thought about diving back into bed and pulling the sheets over your head, you probably weren't alone. Maybe you were thi ...

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Compiled by SHARON WALEGA Recorder News Staff THIRTY YEARS AGO * Three Amsterdam aldermen have agreed not to sue Mayor Mario Villa for $14,000 in road repairs they did not authorize, but Fourth Ward Alderman David Pietrusza says he may still bring a ...

From The Recorder Archives

Compiled by SHARON WALEGA Recorder News Staff THIRTY YEARS AGO * Montgomery County supervisors trimmed $40,000 from the proposed $34.7 million budget for 1987 recently, as the budget review committee leaned toward more equitable funding of t ...


Wonderful 'Manchester by the Sea' is an emotional masterpiece

By RENE RODRIGUEZ Miami Herald In "Manchester by the Sea," a death in the family forces a solitary man to let the world back into his life -- at least for a while. Lee (Casey Affleck) works as a handyman in Boston, unclogging people's toilets, fixing leaks and shoveling snow from walkways. He's quiet, mostly polite and keeps to himself inside his drab basement apartment. When a woman at a bar flirts with him, he doesn't reciprocate; you can almost s ...

Suspenseful 'Nocturnal Animals' wallows in misery, with high style

By MICHAEL PHILLIPS Chicago Tribune In "Nocturnal Animals," revenge is a dish best served in manuscript form. One ordinary day in her unhappy marriage, cash-strapped LA art gallery owner Susan, played by Amy Adams, receives a plain brown envelope. Inside is the new novel written by her ex-husband, portrayed by Jake Gyllenhaal, titled "Nocturnal Animals," with a note attached suggesting they reunite sometime soon. Intrigued, Susan dives into the no ...

'Secret Life of Pets' tops list of new DVDs this week

By RICK BENTLEY The Fresno Bee There's a long list of new DVD releases to consider when doing your holiday shopping. "The Secret Life of Pets"; 2.5 of 4 stars: Seeing the new release is like getting a new puppy. It starts out exciting, but it soon settles into a familiar routine. The film comes from the same team that produced the sweet, funny and memorable "Despicable Me." That film is almost impossible to follow, especially when there are no b ...

'Office Christmas Party' is wicked fun that's definitely not suitable for work

By KATIE WALSH Tribune News Service When it comes to big, brassy studio comedies, a filmmaker can do worse than to gather the brightest, funniest stars, situate them in an odd, yet relatable situation and let 'em rip. That's exactly what directors Josh Gordon and Will Speck do with "Office Christmas Party," the delightfully debauched holiday desecration we need this year. Working from a screenplay credited to no less than six writers, the greatest s ...
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